THE ARTERY Aboriginal Art - 'Body Paint for Women's Ceremony’ is derived from the traditional practice of Aboriginal women ‘Painting – Up’ their bodies for ceremony. These designs are painted onto the chest, breasts, arms and thighs. Elongated u-shaped motifs with horizontal lines between are representative of the designs painted on the breast and upper body.  Concentric circles mark the Ceremonial site or where her Totem (Bush Melon) is located. Charmaine's style and application is very…

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THE ARTERY Aboriginal Art - Alison typically paints ‘My Country’, which is a depiction of her Country as a topographical viewpoint of the APY Lands. By depicting ‘My Country’, Alison is representing a women’s travelling story, where the women in her family and past ancestors travel through this region, collecting bush foods, finding water, and camping overnight. Alison uses iconography to depict where her family has travelled. She particularly features waterhole sites that are found in the…

The Artery Aboriginal Art Gallery is based in Sydney Australia, selling original contemporary artworks by authentic Australian artist's both online and in their gallery which is located in Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia.

THE ARTERY Aboriginal Art - The Bush Yam plant is one of the most reliable sources of food found in Delvine’s country. The yam is most abundant after the rain when the root system is at its most prolific stage of regeneration. The Bush yam grows underground with a viny shrub that grows above ground up to 1 metre high. The Bush Yam is normally found on spinifex sand plains and produces a large pink or yellow flower after the summer rain. The Bush Yam (‘Anaty’) is much like a sweet potato and…

The Artery Aboriginal Art Gallery is based in Sydney Australia, selling original contemporary artworks by authentic Australian artist's both online and in their gallery which is located in Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia.

THE ARTERY Aboriginal Art - 'Body Paint for Women's Ceremony’ is derived from the traditional practice of Aboriginal women ‘Painting – Up’ their bodies for ceremony. These designs are painted onto the chest, breasts, arms and thighs. Elongated u-shaped motifs with horizontal lines between are representative of the designs painted on the breast and upper body.  Concentric circles mark the Ceremonial site or where her Totem (Bush Melon) is located. Charmaine's style and application is very…

The Artery Aboriginal Art Gallery is based in Sydney Australia, selling original contemporary artworks by authentic Australian artist's both online and in their gallery which is located in Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia.

THE ARTERY Aboriginal Art - Louise paints her Dreaming story, the leaves of the Bush Medicine Plant. The particular plant refers to a species of acacia, which is used as part of traditional indigenous healing. Women collect leaves from this plant and boil them to extract the resin. The resin is then mixed with kangaroo fat, which results in a paste. This paste is used to heal bites, wounds, cuts and rashes and can also be used as an insect repellent.  The leaves from the plant can also be…

The Artery Aboriginal Art Gallery is based in Sydney Australia, selling original contemporary artworks by authentic Australian artist's both online and in their gallery which is located in Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia.

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The Artery Aboriginal Art Gallery is based in Sydney Australia, selling original contemporary artworks by authentic Australian artist's both online and in their gallery which is located in Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia.

THE ARTERY Aboriginal Art - 'Body Paint for Women's Ceremony’ is derived from the traditional practice of Aboriginal women ‘Painting – Up’ their bodies for ceremony. These designs are painted onto the chest, breasts, arms and thighs.  Elongated u-shaped motifs with horizontal lines between are representative of the designs painted on the breast and upper body. Concentric circles mark the Ceremonial site or where her Totem (Bush Melon) is located. Betty is custodian of this Dreaming story.

The Artery Aboriginal Art Gallery is based in Sydney Australia, selling original contemporary artworks by authentic Australian artist's both online and in their gallery which is located in Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia.

THE ARTERY Aboriginal Art - 'Body Paint for Women's Ceremony’ is derived from the traditional practice of Aboriginal women ‘Painting – Up’ their bodies for ceremony. These designs are painted onto the chest, breasts, arms and thighs.  Elongated u-shaped motifs with horizontal lines between are representative of the designs painted on the breast and upper body. Concentric circles mark the Ceremonial site or where her Totem (Bush Melon) is located.  The Bush Melon Dreaming refers specifically…

The Artery Aboriginal Art Gallery is based in Sydney Australia, selling original contemporary artworks by authentic Australian artist's both online and in their gallery which is located in Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia.

THE ARTERY Aboriginal Art - The Bush yam grows underground with a vine-like shrub that grows above ground up to 1 meter high. The Bush Yam is normally found on spinifex sand plains and produces a large pink or yellow flower after the summer rain. The Bush Yam is much like a sweet potato and can be eaten raw or cooked. It is still a staple food for the desert Aboriginal people where it can be harvested at any time of the year.

The Artery Aboriginal Art Gallery is based in Sydney Australia, selling original contemporary artworks by authentic Australian artist's both online and in their gallery which is located in Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia.


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THE ARTERY Aboriginal Art - Alison typically paints ‘My Country’, which is a depiction of her Country as a topographical viewpoint of the APY Lands. By depicting ‘My Country’, Alison is representing a women’s travelling story, where the women in her family and past ancestors travel through this region, collecting bush foods, finding water, and camping overnight. Alison uses iconography to depict where her family has travelled. She particularly features waterhole sites that are found in the…

The Artery Aboriginal Art Gallery is based in Sydney Australia, selling original contemporary artworks by authentic Australian artist's both online and in their gallery which is located in Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia.

THE ARTERY Aboriginal Art - In 'Women's Body Paint', the two larger concentric circles represent the ceremonial sites where the women engage in women's business, such as ‘painting up’ for ceremony. This entails women applying natural pigments to their bodies. The arc-like adjoining lines are representative of the ‘Song lines’ that connect the two ceremonial sites. ‘Song Lines’ are the travel lines - as the women journey from sacred site to sacred site they sing the ceremonial ...

THE ARTERY Aboriginal Art - In 'Women's Body Paint', the two larger concentric circles represent the ceremonial sites where the women engage in women's business, such as ‘painting up’ for ceremony. This entails women applying natural pigments to their bodies. The arc-like adjoining lines are representative of the ‘Song lines’ that connect the two ceremonial sites. ‘Song Lines’ are the travel lines - as the women journey from sacred site to sacred site they sing the ceremonial ...

Bush Medicine Leaves

Bush Medicine Leaves

Product shot of My Country - © Joyleen Reid Napangardi

Product shot of My Country - © Joyleen Reid Napangardi

Twin Bathroom Pictures : HGTV Dream Home 2013

DIY Cheap Wall Decor

Framed fabric, cheap idea for walls OR use colorful scrapbook paper. For girls' bathroom.

The Book Was Better print  Bright print inspired by the children books of the 1930s!

The Book Was Better Print

The Book Was Better print Bright print inspired by the children books of the

Vaughan Springs Dreaming - © Theo Hudson Nangala

Vaughan Springs Dreaming - © Theo Hudson Nangala

THE ARTERY Aboriginal Art - This painting represents a Water Dreaming story. Two rainmakers sang to unleash a giant storm across the country. This storm travelled until it calmed down and disappeared, creating a major water soakage site, located in the Yuendumu area of the Northern Territory. In the painting, the curved and straight lines represent the flood waters running through the landscape.  Cat #19316 (S)

Product shot of Vaughan Springs Dreaming - © Theo Hudson Nangala

Product shot of Women's Body Paint - © Debra McDonald Nangala

Product shot of Women's Body Paint - © Debra McDonald Nangala

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